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If Only WOTC Would… Make a D&D Game for Google Glass

You may have heard about the heads up display from Google which they just call Glass.  If not, you can learn all about it here: http://www.google.com/glass/start/ Several ideas for gaming jumped right inside my head the first moment I saw them sitting on someone’s head.  One neat idea for D&D would be a better way to send secret messages between the players or even from the DM to the players or player to DM.  Imagine sitting...

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Final 2012 DnD Next Playtest Packet Today

Final 2012 DnD Next Playtest Packet Today

Wizards is releasing the last D&D Next playtest packet of 2012 today as a ‘holiday gift’ (very politically correct) to all of us out here awaiting the newest iteration of the venerable RPG.  In the announcement post in Legends & Lore Mike Mearls also does a lot of talking about prestige classes in DnD Next and how they will work.  Keep your eyes peeled for the email announcing the release of the new playtest materials...

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The Fey in DnD Next

The Fey in DnD Next

In this week’s Wandering Monsters James Wyatt talks about the Fair Folk and how they may be portrayed in D&D Next.  Overall the tone of the article looks great to me and I’m happy with the descriptions of Fey creatures that he includes within the article.  The only problem I have is the apparent backpedaling from the Feywild as a core part of the D&D cosmology.  In 4e the Feywild and Shadowfell became the light and...

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A Brief History of D&D Goblins

A Brief History of D&D Goblins

This morning the HGIC (Head Goblin In Charge) gave me the stink-eye as I slunk into my work area under one of the tables in The Goblin Beat conference room.  That in and of itself isn’t very unusual but then he hit me in the face with a wadded up piece of paper.  Again, not unusual, what was unusual was that there was a printed out article from Wizards of the Coast dated almost two weeks ago on the paper.  I...

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Wizards on GenCon 2012

Wizards on GenCon 2012

This morning Wizards of the Coast released a new article reviewing all of the fun from GenCon 2012 along with some YouTube videos (some included below) of the excitement.  If you went this year check out the videos and let us know if you see yourself!  Sadly none of us here at The Beat were able to make it as the goblins had us toiling away on deadlines.  They did say we might be able to go next year but of course they say that every...

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